PSi invites applications for the Dwight Conquergood Award and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Prize

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PSi invites applications for two awards: the Dwight Conquergood Award; and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama Prize. The deadline for both is Monday, 29 April 2019. The announcement for both is mid-May.

DWIGHT CONQUERGOOD AWARD

This award is made in honour of the memory of Dwight Conquergood to an individual whose work around cultural performance in some way connects to and extends Conquergood’s own practice. The DCA is given to an artist, activist or emerging academic conducting research or working on projects with disenfranchised communities. It is open to graduate students and early career researchers (up to five years post-PhD) as well as to practitioners and community members themselves who might be working outside of education or institutional structures. Only applicants who have already had their proposal for a presentation accepted by the organisers of the current PSi conference are eligible to receive the award.

The award covers the cost of attending the PSi conference, including travel, accommodation and registration fees. The application for the DCA consists of a one-page CV and a one-page letter outlining your reasons for application and suitability for the award as well as the contact details for two referees. The application should include a reflection on how the work relates to the spirit of Dwight Conquergood’s work, for example, by focusing on marginalised groups or challenging the boundaries between scholarly work and a wider sense of ethnography. If the applicant is studying for a higher degree, please supply a letter from your supervisor about progress to date. If the applicant is a practitioner please supply a letter of support from someone who knows your previous work.

The judges are Professor Sean Metzger (UCLA; President of PSi), Professor Bruce Barton (Calgary; PSi Board Member; Conference Convenor of PSi#25), Dr Caroline Wake (University of New South Wales; PSi Awards Officer), and two other members of the PSi Board.

Submissions: Please send your applications to Dr Caroline Wake (c.wake@unsw.edu.au). The deadline is Monday, 29 April 2019. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by mid-May.

For further information, please see: http://www.psi-web.org/page/dwight-conquergood-award

THE ROYAL CENTRAL SCHOOL OF SPEECH AND DRAMA PRIZE

This prize of £500 is to assist excellent graduate students (MPhil or PhD) and/or independent scholars to cover the costs of attending the PSi conference. It is awarded annually for a successful proposal for the PSi conference program by a graduate student or independent scholar in the domain of practice either as method or object of enquiry or both.

The application consists of: (1) a copy of your accepted abstract; (2) a statement of 500 words; and (3) a one-page (one-sided) CV.

The criteria for judging the prize, and which you may wish to address in your statement, are:

• Originality – the research promises more than the incremental development of its discipline
• Significance – the proposed research has wider relevance beyond the field both scholarly and societal.
• Scholarly Rigour
• Significance – the proposed research has wider relevance beyond the field both scholarly and societal
• Personal Circumstances

The 2019 judges are Dr Joshua Abrams (RCSSD) and two other RCSSD staff, Professor Sean Metzger (UCLA; President of PSi), Professor Bruce Barton (Calgary; PSi Board Member; Conference Convenor of PSi#25), and Dr Caroline Wake (University of New South Wales; PSi Awards Officer).

Submissions: Please submit your materials via email to Dr Caroline Wake (c.wake@unsw.edu.au) by Monday, 29 April 2019.

Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decision by mid-May.

For further information, please see: http://www.psi-web.org/awards/the-royal-central-school-of-speech-and-drama-prize/